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There is a Change of guards every hour at Sintagma Square and a longer one on Sunday at 11.00 am. It's a couple of minutes walk from the metro station. I've been there two times while in Athens. The first time I watched it in...More
These guys are really incredible, You can see many videos on youtube. But it is worth to be there for the hour of half an hour to see their "dancing".
Do not laugh: this is extremely serious for them.
What is amazing is that there...More
One of the best “must visit” places in Athens. It doesn’t matter if u r Greek or foreigner. The change of the guard is super. For Greeks it raises the spirit of proud; For Foreigners a unique chance to watch something really exciting. Don’t miss...More
You might have seen one, in his ballerina skirt, on a Greek yogurt label. An Evzonas is so much more than that. The first one I glimpsed at, solemn and suddenly mechanically walking, no more than ten steps and back, was being photographed by a...More
This is a funny and free experience in Athens that doesn't require any pre-booking nor arrangements. The change of guards happen every hour. The guards march, twist and lift their legs. A well trained and funny looking performance with long tradition. We arrived there later...More
This happens every hour, on the hour & is well worth seeing although it dies remind me I’m sorry to say of the Monty Python silly walk sketch. Viewers are allowed to get to within a few metres of the guards on duty, prior to...More
The change of the guard happens every hour which makes it very accessible but still very popular. The clothes, marching and atmosphere is one in a kind unlikely found anywhere else. You are allowed to take videos and photos from behind the first white line....More
Perhaps the best place to get your bearings is Syntagma Square, crowned by the imposing Parliament building on its upper side and surrounded by other large structures, such as the exclusive Hotel Grande Bretagne. The grand avenues that lead towards Omonia are also full of massive Neoclassical edifices like the Numismatic Museum and those around smaller Platia Kolokotroni. Here you will find lots of travel agents,
bookshops and fashion shops, especially on Ermou Street. Just south of Syntagma Square, you can take a breather in the lush National Gardens, which extend into the grounds of the Zappeio palace and beyond to the ancient Temple of Olympian Zeus.